Myrtle Gheesling Walker

Born: Tue., Aug. 28, 1917
Died: Tue., Nov. 24, 2009

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Myrtle Lee Gheesling Walker, age 92, of Union Point, GA, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. She was born on August 28, 1917 in White Plains, Georgia to the late Hubert Ace Gheesling and Nellie Clyde Barnes Gheesling. She attended Greensboro High School and worked at Union Manufacturing for a couple of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point and a member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Franklin Walker in June of 1987; a son, Edward Herbert Walker in August of 2006; a daughter, Joe Ann Walker, who lived only five days; and siblings, Grace Webb, Sallie Mae Seals and Clarice Perry. She is survived by two sons, Freddie G. Walker (Susan) of Greensboro, GA and Barry L. Walker (Iris) of Lexington, GA; nine grandchildren, Teresa Dunagan (David), Scott Walker, Wade Walker, Jeremy Walker, Justin Yearwood (Leah), Abe Hutchins (Stephanie), Lee Walker (Christie), Brandon Walker (Carolene), and Katie Walker Dudas (Larry); seven great grandchildren, Danni Lee Dunagan, Samantha Dunagan, Hailee Hutchins, Madison Hutchins, Mason Hutchins, Lilly Grace Yearwood and Marley Hope Yearwood; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 27, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Union Point with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Scott Walker, Wade Walker, Jeremy Walker, Lee Walker, Brandon Walker, Justin Yearwood, Abe Hutchins, David Dunagan and Larry Dudas. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Union Point. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Greene Point Health Care Center and staff for their wonderful care. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jimmy Channell
   Posted Wed November 25, 2009
My heart and prayers are with the Family at this difficult time... May God comfort the Family in the days to come.

Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Thu November 26, 2009
Mrs. Myrtle was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ricky and Cathy Duvall
   Posted Fri November 27, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom meant alot to our Aunt Bet.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Fri November 27, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Claire Kelly Smith
   Posted Fri November 27, 2009
You are all in my thoughts and prayers - Mama and Tom also wanted me to express their sympathies to you. May you all be comforted by your memories of Miss Myrtle. Love you all - Claire

Pam Allen Vaughn
   Posted Sat November 28, 2009
Teresa, I was so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. She was a very sweet lady who always had a beautiful smile.I know it is hard to give up those dear grandmas but just know that we will see them again. I am looking forward to seeing mine again and my Daddy, just as I am sure you are, too. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love an old friend, Pam Allen Vaughn

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Sat November 28, 2009
THE WALKER FAMILY: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days to come. Ms. Myrtle was a remarkable SOUTHERN LADY.

James & Laurie Harris
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
You all are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so sorry for loss. We pray that God will comfort each of you in this time of need. Keep the sweet memories close to your hearts, & she'll always be with you. Our deepest sympathy.... Jimmy & Laurie

crystal dolvin brown
   Posted Mon December 14, 2009
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.